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Statement from Peter Brown on the Houston Chronicle Mayoral Poll

City Council Member, businessman and mayoral candidate Peter Brown today reacted to the news that he has pulled into the lead in Houston’s mayoral election. According to a Zogby poll commissioned by the Houston Chronicle, Peter Brown – long considered a dark horse by political pundits to win the mayor’s race – has pulled beyond the margin of error to take the lead among all candidates heading into early voting.

“The Chronicle’s poll confirms what we are hearing every day in Peter Brown’s grassroots campaign – Houstonians believe in Peter Brown’s Blueprint for an Even Better Houston,” said Brown’s campaign manager Lucinda Guinn. “He is the only candidate with the experience and vision to create jobs and grow our economy, cut government waste and protect taxpayer dollars, improving our quality of life.”

“While our opponents have engaged in cynical politics as usual, Peter Brown has focused on a grassroots campaign to make this city even better,” said Guinn. “Houstonians are clearly responding to that positive message.”

According to the poll, Peter Brown leads the field with 23.8 percent of the vote, followed by Annise Parker with 19 percent, Gene Locke with 13.1 percent, and Roy Morales with 6.7 percent. The results are drawn from a survey of 601 likely Houston voters with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.

“I am humbled by the support of Houstonians from every part of our city,” said Peter Brown. “But this race is far from over. I am going to continue running like I am 10 points behind. And since I have been 10 points behind for most of this campaign, I kind of have that down by now. I urge all my supporters to work even harder because together we can boost our economy, cut crime, and reduce waste in our government – to improve Houston’s quality of life.”

As a successful businessman, Peter Brown has the experience Houston needs in our next mayor. A U.S. Army Veteran born and raised in Houston, Peter built his own small business into a successful national firm. He knows how to make a business thrive, and he knows how to get results. As Mayor, he’ll use those skills to improve our city – protecting our tax dollars with a more effective, efficient and accountable approach to government. He’ll make smart investments to reduce crime, improve the quality of life, and attract more businesses and more jobs to Houston. As a City Council Member, Brown saved taxpayers millions by reworking city building plans, cutting government waste, and championing conservation efforts. Brown has the experience and vision to make Houston even better. We need a Mayor who will get results, and Peter Brown is that leader.

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